Keith L. Moore
Keith L. Moore
PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA
Keith Leon Moore
5 October 1925
|Education||Stratford Collegiate Vocational Institute, University of Western Ontario (BA 1949, MS 1951, PhD 1954)|
|Employer||University of Toronto|
|Organization||Division of Anatomy, Dept of Surgery|
|Known for||Clinical Anatomy|
|Clinically Oriented Anatomy|
|Awards||2007 Henry Gray/Elsevier Distinguished Educator Award|
Keith Leon Moore (born 5 October 1925) is a professor emeritus in the division of anatomy, in the faculty of Surgery, at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Moore is associate dean for Basic Medical Sciences in the university's faculty of Medicine, and was Chair of Anatomy from 1976 to 1984. He is a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), and was President of the AACA between 1989 and 1991.
Moore has co-written (with Professor Arthur F. Dalley and Professor Anne M. R. Agur) Clinically Oriented Anatomy, an English-language anatomy textbook. He also co-wrote (with Professor Anne M. R. Agur and Professor Arthur F. Dalley) Essential Clinical Anatomy.
The American Association of Clinical Anatomists awarded Dr. Moore, the previous president, with their Honored Member Award (in 1994). The American Association of Anatomists awarded him the Henry Gray/Elsevier Distinguished Educator Award in 2007 for human anatomy education in the anatomical sciences.
Further awards, appointments and honors include:
- The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded to Dr. Moore in Barrie in 2012  The Medal is awarded to those who have made significant contributions and achievements in Canada. The medal was created to mark the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, 2012
- Member of the Canadian Association of Anatomists since 1954; Former Secretary and later President
- Member of the American Association of Anatomists since 1955
- Consultant in Anatomy and Embryology, Honorary Attending Staff, Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1959–1976
- Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Acta Cytologica 1960–1990.
- Member of the Board of Consultants of the International Academy of Gynaecological Cytology since 1961
- Member of the Senate of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba 1966–1976
- Fellow of the International Academy of Cytology (FIAC) since 1968
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Senate of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba 1970–1976
- American Medical Writers Association Award for "excellence in medical publications as represented by his book "The Developing Human" 1974
- American Medical Writers Association Awarded Honourable Mention for his book Clinically Oriented Anatomy 1981
- Founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists; Vice President and later President 1983
- J.C.B. Grant Award, the highest honour given by the Canadian Association of Anatomists in recognition of "meritorious and outstanding scholarly accomplishments in the field of anatomical services" 1984
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) London England 1985
- Associate Editor of the Clinical Anatomy Journal since 1986
- Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States of America, the first Canadian to be appointed to this prestigious board. The certificate was presented "in appreciation of the valuable contribution to the work of the board and the preparation of examinations for American and Canadian Medical schools" 1988–1992
- Member of the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology for 20 years, the only Canadian ever appointed to this prestigious committee. The aim of this committee is "to present the official terminology of the anatomical sciences after consultation with all 55 members of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomy, thus insuring a democratic input to the terminology". The terms are translated into several languages so that all anatomists and doctors can use the recommended terms 1989–2009
- American Medical Writers Association First Place Award for medical books in the Physicians Category as represented by the book Clinically Oriented Anatomy 1993
- Honoured Member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), the highest honour given by the association for scholarship and service. The recognition is for "outstanding contributions to the field of Clinical Anatomy, epitomized by his many textbooks on clinically- oriented gross anatomy and embryology, and many years of dedicated service to the AACA and its journal, Clinical Anatomy" 1994.
- Very Eminent Professor Award in Commemoration of 100 Years of Independence of Panama and the School of Medicine Panama City, Panama 2003
- Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists . This Fellowship honours distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and overall contributions to the medical sciences 2008.
- The University of Costa Rica, Faculty of Medicine in San Jose designated Dr. Moore as a "Maestro De La Anatomia De America" 2008
- Honoured Member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology in recognition of his scientific and academic curriculum 2009
- Vice President Honorary of the Pan American Academy of History of Medicine, since 2017.
Embryology in The Qur'an
In 1980 Dr. Moore was invited to Saudi Arabia to lecture on anatomy and embryology at King Abdulaziz University. While he was there, Moore was approached by the Embryology Committee of King Abdulaziz University for his assistance in interpreting certain verses in the Qur’an and some sayings in the Hadiths which referred to human reproduction and embryological development. Moore said that he was amazed at the scientific accuracy of some of the statements which were made in the 7th century AD:
- For the past three years, I have worked with the Embryology Committee of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, helping them interpret the many statements in the Qur’an and Sunnah referring to human reproduction and prenatal development. At first I was astonished by the accuracy of the statements that were recorded in the 7th century AD, before the science of embryology was established.
Moore worked with the Embryology Committee on a comparative study of the Qur’an, the Hadith and modern embryology. The Committee presented and published several papers with Moore and others co-authoring a number of papers. 
Moore has stated he is not a Muslim (although he believes Muhammad as a messenger of God) but his work with King Abdulaziz University's Embryology Committee has been critiqued by the activist biologist PZ Myers:
For instance, the old book claims that at one point the embryo looks like a piece of chewed gum, or mudghah, and Moore announces, "by golly, it does, sorta", throwing away all the knowledge we have about the structure and appearance of the actual embryo, which is not a chewed lump.
- "Keith L. Moore: My 60 years as a Clinical Anatomist". American Association of Anatomists. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "Honored Member Award 1994 Keith L. Moore, MSc, PhD, FIAC, FRSM". American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "Keith L. Moore". American Association of Anatomists. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "American Association of Clinical Anatomists – Past Presidents". American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Amazon. ASIN 1605476528.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
- Essential Clinical Anatomy. Amazon. ASIN 0781799155.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
- "AACA Awards – Honored Member". American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Honored Member Award 1994 Keith L. Moore, MSc, PhD, FIAC, FRSM". American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Past and Current Award Winners". American Association of Anatomists. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- Jeffery, Kim. "Queens Diamond Jubille comes to Barrie". Snap Magazine. Snap Newspaper company. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Keith L. Moore and Abdul-Majeed A. Zindani, The Developing Human with Islamic Additions, 3rd ed. (Philadelphia: Saunders with Dar al-Qiblah for Islamic Literature, Jeddah, 1983, 1982). page viii insert c.
- A Scientist's Interpretation of References to Embryology in the Qur'an by Keith L. Moore. Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, Vol. 18, Jan-June 1986.
- Human Development as Described in the Qurʼan and Sunnah. Editors A.A Zindani, Mustafa A. Ahmed, M.B. Tobin and T. V. N. Persaud: Islamic Academy for Scientific Research, 1994. Collection of papers that were originally presented in international conferences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1983), Cairo, Egypt (1985), Islamabad, Pakistan (1987), and Dakar, Senegal (1991). The presentations were extended and revised and presented in their current form in Moscow, Russia in September 1993.
- Moore responds to a question if he is a Muslim at a lecture delivered at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA on 8 May 1990. http://islampapers.com/2012/03/17/moorequestion
- Islamic apologetics in the International Journal of Cardiology by PZ Myers, 3 November 2010
- Golden, Daniel (23 January 2002). "Western Scholars Play Key Role In Touting 'Science' of the Quran". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- Curriculum Vitae of Keith L. Moore